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The Quote of Your Life
Make friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow.
~ note to self (via c0ntemplations)
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11 hours ago on 24 July 2014 @ 1:39am 312,152 notes
I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Book Geek Quote #549

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1 day ago on 22 July 2014 @ 1:40pm 10,876 notes
Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.
~ Unknown (via koreyan)
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2 days ago on 21 July 2014 @ 2:39pm 5,868 notes
You have to work on getting higher. It’s like the big condors that fly in the thermals. The Universe is going to come along and bang you around a little bit and bring you down once in a while, so you just look around for good vibes and rise in them. When you blunder out of the good vibes into the bad vibes, try to be graceful about it until you find a place where you can rise a little. But if you keep wanting to get higher and you keep wanting to get higher… There’s a thing about that, invented by Suzuki-roshi, which is the theory of minimum desire. And he says you should desire desirelessness until the desire for desirelessness becomes a desire, and then you better level off about there. Desiring altitude is what makes the come-downs on the other side seem so heavy. Say, “I do not seek after enlightenment; neither do I linger in a place where no enlightenment exists.”
~ Stephen Gaskin, Hey Beatnik! This is the Farm Book (1974)
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1 week ago on 15 July 2014 @ 12:08pm 489 notes
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
~ Henry David Thoreau (via beingblog)
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1 week ago on 11 July 2014 @ 2:09pm 2,833 notes
It makes me sad that so many people feel they’re only allowed to show their best face, while their humanity and vulnerabilities are forbidden and hidden. How else do we connect, but by commonality, by mutual understanding and truth in life’s experiences? Whether it makes you smile or cringe, a truth spoken is a healing thing.
~ Jennifer DeLucy (via creatingaquietmind)
via  a-thousand-words  (originally  creatingaquietmind)
2 weeks ago on 10 July 2014 @ 1:03am 615 notes
if you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow that person to be your friend?
~ one of the most eye opening things i’ve read in a while (via cacophobix)
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2 weeks ago on 7 July 2014 @ 2:11pm 170,698 notes
If they don’t know you personally, don’t take it personal.
~ Khleo Thomas (via sofia—tortilla)
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3 weeks ago on 3 July 2014 @ 1:33am 200,031 notes
You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.
~ Maya Angelou (via winterinter)
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3 weeks ago on 29 June 2014 @ 2:00am 28,907 notes
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3 weeks ago on 28 June 2014 @ 1:34am 141,376 notes
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